Law Clerk

Innomar Strategies - Oakville, ON (30+ days ago)

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RÉSUMÉ DE L'OFFRE

Type de contrat:
Employé à plein temps

Lieu:
Oakville

Type de poste:
Service À La Clientèle

Expérience:
At least 3 year(s)

Date de Publication:
1/8/2020
DESCRIPTION DE L'OFFRE

Under general direction of the Chief Canadian Counsel and Privacy Officer and other counsel in the Legal Department, the Law Clerk performs a variety of legal and administrative services and project management services on corporate, contract, commercial, privacy intellectual property and administrative matters that are handled by the Legal Department for all Canadian operations, including offices in Ontario and Quebec. The Law Clerk must have sufficient experience and ability to function as an independent professional working directly with Senior Managers, Directors, VPs and external counsel.

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
In the Contract and Commercial/Corporate area, the duties and responsibilities of the Law Clerk may include, without limitation, the following:

providing project management assistance in connection with commercial contracting process including initial and main point of contact for contract requests, questions, etc. and coordinating same;
generating initial contracts from Legal Department templates and manufacturer/customer templates for business clients and communications and interaction with the business clients about the same;
drafting renewals, extensions, terminations, etc. for business clients and communications and interaction with business clients about the same;
review of confidentiality/non-disclosure agreements;
working with internal and external clients to finalize, assemble, check Schedules and facilitate signature of MSAs, COSAs, etc.
preparing standard contract revisions; assisting counsel in the Legal Department with contract revisions and administrative tasks regarding contract review, doing comparisons of redlines, and assisting with version control
overseeing requests for Insurance Certificates and Insurance inquiries;
coordinating the implementation and upkeep of the company’s contract management policy and educating the business on same;
assist with contract management training and education and maintaining the training materials.
recording, storing, maintaining and tracking of contracts;
revising, updating or drafting standard template agreements;
working with and managing external counsel in select matters;
responsible for all Corporate Secretarial matters, including maintenance of corporate minute books, liaising with global ABC Corporate Secretary office; updating Directors and Officers as required
researching and analyzing legal resources such as statutes, judicial decisions, and legal articles in order to prepare legal documents; coordinating with external counsel to maintain corporate minute books and related filings and licenses;
managing and promptly responding to all incoming inquiries/requests to Legal Department for information independently or re-directing to the appropriate person/area;

In the Privacy area the duties and responsibilities of the Law Clerk may include, without limitation:

coordinating the implementation and upkeep of the company’s privacy policy and educating the business on same;
liaising with business clients to document and investigate suspected breaches to the company’s Privacy Policy ;
attending Privacy Committee meetings, taking Minutes and actioning various items resulting therefrom.

In the Intellectual Property area the duties and responsibilities may include, without limitation, the following:

fielding requests for new trade-marks and working with outside intellectual property counsel to register trade-marks
assist with renewal of trade-marks, and co-ordinate with ABC Associate General Counsel

General Legal Practice support including:
providing project management assistance in connection with mergers and acquisitions process from due diligence through to integration with direct oversight of all documentation, deliverables, etc. and working directly with external counsel and business partners on same.
drafting legal letters or responses to external parties including regulators and various government bodies and third party legal representatives.
assisting the business in the completion of Requests for Proposal, Request for Information, Audits, etc. storing, tracking and reviewing invoices from external counsel including in DOE database.
Main point of Legal Dept. contact for general business inquiries and requests for information
Provide Administrative Support to counsel in the LElga Department including including the maintenance of calendar/meetings, proactive correspondence management (i.e., reports, presentations, invoices, communications, charts, etc.), renewal of memberships, filing, arranging travel, expense reports and other related duties as assigned within a fast paced work environment.

PROFIL REQUI

Completion of a Law Clerk Certificate (or equivalent) offered by a recognized educational institution and/or is a graduate of the Institute of Law Clerks of Ontario Program. Requires good research experience, writing, communication and computer skills; normally requires a minimum of three (3) or more years of progressively responsible and directly related experience. Experience in preparing and administration of routine business contracts. Experience in a large law firm or the legal department or contract administration group of a public company is highly desirable.

MINIMUM SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITY REQUIREMENTS:
Familiar with a variety of the field’s concepts, practices and legal procedures
Ability to work independently and in team environment
Team player and customer service orientation
Ability to work on many tasks simultaneously in a fast paced environment and to prioritize accordingly
Excellent research skills
Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing
Keen attention to detail, with an ability to spot issues and/or errors
Excellent interpersonal skills to collaborate and work effectively with internal and external contacts
Strong judgment and ability to resolve issues effectively
Strong priority-setting skills and effective organizational skills to complete tasks and meet deadlines;
Strong computer and administrative skills; knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint and CompareDocs or equivalent comparison software
Excellent analytical skills

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